Burn Notice

       Episode 30

Question and Answer


Original air date:  06/11/2009

The episode starts off with Michael going for a run. The first two cuts were confusing until I went thru the whole episode. First we see Michael running at what looks like a bay side park.  He is not in a park but at the rear of a home, 5555 NE Bayshore Dr. Later on in the episode we will see that this is where they are holding the kidnapped boy.

Then we see Michael and Fiona walking out of the police station. For this filming, we have moved around to the main entrance of the studio. This is the same set that we saw for the police station in episode 29 Friends and Family.

As they get in Fiona’s car, we see the real life signs at each parking spot for the Burn Notice staff. The signs for the assigned parking places have been turned so we can’t read them in this scene for that would show it was the studio and not a real police station.

Next we go back around to the back of the studio to the Carlito’s set where we meet our new client and learn about a storage locker of Michael’s, from Sam.

Next we go to the home of the client’s husband. This was filmed at 630 NE 55th Terrace in Miami.

The husband sneaks out the back but Michael sees him. The chase is on. North on NE 6th Ave. to about 35 yards south of NE 57th Street where Michael uses his car door to ground stabilize the husband.

Then we have a sit down meeting with the new clients about the kidnapping of their son.  Location unknown. At first I thought this would have been filmed at 630 NE 55 Terrace but the doors do not match.

Next they go to a meet with the kidnapper. This was filmed at the Chart House next to the studio in Coconut Grove.

Then we go to Michael’s place (studio set). Sam had followed Santora but he did not go back to where they were holding the kid.  

Next we see Michael and Fiona pull up to storage unit S4. This was filmed on Location at 1301 NE 119th Street in North Miami.

While at the Storage area Sam calls Michael. Sam is calling from Halissee Street by the Merci Hospital helipad.

Then we see Sam posing as a detective and pulling over Santora. The scene starts with them eastbound on Halissee St. about 375 yards east of S. Miami Ave. The stop was filmed at the same spot on Halissee Street where we saw Sam on the phone by the Merci Hospital helipad.

We cut back to Michael’s (studio set) to see Fiona get ready and go to the Seaside Diner.

From there we cut back to the interrogation briefly before going to the Seaside Diner. The Seaside Diner was filmed at 13951 Biscayne Blvd. in North Miami. Here we are introduced to Jimmy on the north side of the diner.

From the diner Fiona tails Jimmy along the MacArthur Causeway, on Watson Island past the Miami Outboard Club that we saw in the motorcycle chase in episode 21, Good Soldier.

Fiona tails him to the entrance to Hibiscus and Palm Islands where Michael’s voice over extols the virtues of a good tail. Fiona lacks these as we see her stop in the travel lane of the highway instead of proceeding to the bus turn off. Unless she honked at Jimmy there would not be a better way of being spotted.

Then we go to Madeline’s house briefly (studio set) before going to a vacant warehouse. There they obtain information from Santora by doing a reverse interrogation. This was filmed at 2284 NW 5th Ave. in Miami. This location can also be seen in the movie 2 Fast 2 Furious during the big police chase and all the cars come racing out of this building.

Then we return to the warehouse where Santora wants to eliminate Michael. Michael of course gets away.

Then we see Michael westbound on the MacArthur Causeway and turn onto Hibiscus Island.

Then we see him pull into the property on hibiscus Island where they have the kid.  This however; was not filmed on Hibiscus Island. It was filmed back over in the Morningside section of Miami. The kid is being held only about 250 yards from the father’s house. 5555 NE Bayshore Drive at NE 55th Street.

As Fiona and Michael leave with the boy and Sam and Santora arrive we see the location is a familiar one. This is where Michael and Sam had parked in episode 15, Trust Me.

Next we meet with the happy clients in a restaurant. This was filmed on location at the seaside Diner/ Gourmet Diner, 13951 Biscayne Blvd., North Miami. Where earlier in the episode we met Jimmy.

 Then we return Michael’s place briefly before going to Madeline’s for Michael’s birthday party. Here Fiona gives Michael a thoughtful gift and the episode ends.



Then we see Michael running next to Mercy Hospital in S. Miami. The Rickenbacker Causeway is seen in the background.

Red arrow indicates Sam’s traffic stop.

Green arrow is where Michael was running at start of episode.

Trust Me

Red arrow points at kidnap house

Green arrow points at father’s house.

2 Fast 2 Furious


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End Run

Then on Watson Island under the highway.


Capture point

First revision 04/02/2012

Second rev. 04/24/2014

Then we see Michael, Sam, and Fiona return to the self storage lot to clean out Michael’s locker. Filmed on location at 1301 NE 119th Street.

If you recognize any of the unknown locations or have something else to add, please let me know at: cglide@floridamovielocations.org

If you recognize any of the unknown locations or have something else to add, please let me know at: cglide@floridamovielocations.org

Then Michael arrives home. The exterior stair footage was filmed on set at the rear of the studio.

As Michael enters the door, the film cuts and we move inside. Both inside his loft and inside to the studio’s interior where Michael’s loft set is set up. Not connected to the exterior door. Fiona is practicing with the knife that Seymour gave her.

As they leave Michael’s (the filming returns to the rear of the studio) we meet Detective Paxson. Michael volunteers to go talk with her at the police station.

Michael’s exterior set

Main entrance

Fiona’s car parked here


Parks here

This area has since been repaved and “improved” as seen in my pictures from March 2014.

Pink arrow is where we first see them eaastbound.

Then it jumps up to northbound on Alton Road passing Barry Street. This location will be seen again in episode 64, Bloodlines.

Then it cuts to westbound at the east end of the MacArthur Causeway/5th Street. The Alton Road flyover is seen which was made famous in the Miami Vice episode, Out Where The Buses Don’t Run.

As seen in Miami Vice, Out Where The Buses Don’t Run

Then we see Sam and Santora near the interrogation warehouse, headed southbound on NW 2nd Avenue passing NW 23rd Street. The interior shots of the conversation in the car appear to have been filmed at the studio.